The Cameroonian was chosen during the general assembly of the Worldwide FIFA Forum held a few days ago in the Barhein.
After his defeat in the last election at the head of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) against the Malagasy Ahmad Ahmad, Issa Hayatou was already away from football. But he has just been recalled in the highest spheres of the management of this sports discipline in the world. During the General Assembly of the International Federation of Footaball Association (FIFA) which has been held for a few days in the Barhein, the former CAF President has been promoted to the position of Honorary Vice President of the governing body of world football. The decision was taken in his.
President of the Confederation of African Football between 1988 and March 2017, Issa Hayatou sat on the Executive Committee of the International Federation of Football Association between 1990 and 2008. From 6 October 2015 to 26 February 2016, the former president of the Federation of Cameroon Football was acting president of FIFA during the suspension of Joseph Sepp Blalter. Under his mandate as president of the CAF, African football has made a real breakthrough. Hayatou managed to get five places instead of two for the countries of his confederation in the final tournament of the World Cup of football. He has also multiplied, developed and modernized the CAF competitions, allowing the African football governing body to bolster its coffers, among other things, thanks to TV rights.